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With the way horror is fairing at the box office as of late and all the talk of remaking remakes now, I thought I would show how the original Godfathers of horror did it. This is a breakdown of the big dogs and how much money their films have pulled in to date.

Sitting high on the hog is Wes Craven. To date his films in the world of horror have grossed 600+ million dollars. This has a lot to do with the Scream franchise, but he will always be remembered as the man who created Freddy.

Coming in second is John Carpenter. He has a little over 210 million in earnings at the box office.  With (of course) Halloween being the biggest chunk of that take.

Our third big hitter is Tobe Hopper – he has over 150 million reported earnings (there is another 50 million that isn’t recorded, thanks to producing deals with the mob) . But still the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shows he’s no slouch when it comes to the box office.

Last, but not least – George Romero. The man who has made a career off the Living Dead has brought in over a 140 million dollars in just this genre. Now if there wasn’t that damn copyright debacle then his earning would be around 175 million.